Aria Chocolate Tart

Oh yeahhhh babyyyy! finally i did it! The tart that i hv been eyeing for the past oh dreadful weeks.. it was love at first sight for both hubster and me.. i was smitten by it and judging by the way it looks.. i know for sure.. this is it... my search for a luscious chocolate tart that has three delish chocolate layers ends here .. period! ohhhh thank you Citrus and Candy.. u got me at Hello! hahaha

Lets not talk more.. enjoy the pics.. enjoy the recipe cos i know for sure.. we will be having this tart over and over for the next two days! passt - u hv got to share this super rich chocolate tart with ur loved ones cos this tart is freaking devine.. plus sharing is caring ahaks!

Oh bef i go.. please please go and do urself a favour.. get the best chocolate there is.. i used a mixture of Cocoa Berry 66% and also Valrhona Equatorial (55%) for this tart.. u can also use a mixture of Valrhona Manjari 64% and Valrhona Jivara (40%) if u hv any on hand.. we are dark chocolate ppl.. so 66% and 55% works well with our tastebuds and ohhh.. i used Valrhona Cocoa Powder for my chocolate pastry and sauce! woot woot!

Aria Chocolate Tart
[Chocolate Pastry]
320g plain flour
60g cocoa
160g caster sugar
Pinch salt
160g cold butter, diced
2 eggs

[Chocolate tart mixture]
210g good quality dark chocolate (with high cocoa content), chopped
60g Valrhona Jivara chocolate, chopped – if unavailable then just use another 60g of the dark chocolate
60g butter, diced
315ml cream
3 eggs
2 egg yolks

[Chocolate glacage]
300g dark chocolate, chopped
240ml cream
300ml chocolate sauce (recipe below)

[Chocolate sauce - for the glacage]
60g cocoa
200ml water
120g caster sugar
25g butter, diced

To make the pastry, preheat oven to 180°C. Place the flour, cocoa, sugar, salt and butter in the bowl of a food processor and process until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the eggs and process until dough just starts to come together.

Turn on to a lightly floured surface and gently knead until just smooth. Shape into a disc and cover with plastic wrap, then place in the fridge for 10 minutes to rest.

Roll out the pastry to a 15 x 40cm rectangle, about 3mm thick. Line a shallow rectangle 10 x 34cm (base measurement) fluted tart tin with a removable base with the pastry and trim any excess. Place in the fridge for 15 minutes to rest.. I used mini round tart tin..

Line pastry with baking paper and fill with rice. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove paper and rice and bake for a further 5-10 minutes or until firm to touch.

To make the tart mixture, preheat oven to 160°C. Place chocolate and butter in a bowl.

Place cream in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Pour cream over chocolate in bowl and stir until smooth, stir in eggs.

Pour chocolate mixture into tart shell up until about 3/4 full (you’ll need to leave enough room for the glacage). Bake for 25 minutes until the centre has just cooked and the top has just set. Take the tart out of the oven and allow to cool to room temperature before topping with the chocolate glacage (recipe follows after). Refrigerate tart in fridge until firm before serving. (i baked mine for 15mins at 150C)

For the chocolate sauce (for the glacage), combine cocoa, water and sugar in a saucepan and stir over heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil, stir in butter until melted and mixed. Strain through a sieve placed over a bowl and set aside.

To finish the glacage, place chocolate in a large bowl. Place cream in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Pour cream over the chocolate in the bowl and stir until smooth. Add in the chocolate sauce that you just made and stir (recipe above). When the completed tart has cooled, spoon or pour the glacage over the tart and place in fridge until firm.

Do hop over to Masterchef where she got the original recipe fm.. hv a wonderful weekend kids!


Torviewtoronto said...

beautiful tart and presentation

ogyep yummy mellow said...

OMG.. Kak Rima... I m drooling over here... d three layers chocolate... must try recipe ni.... TQVm for sharing..

Yoa Ngadenin said...

Menangis tengok all the pics.. Drooling all over the place. Terus ngap kitkat banyak2..jaaadik la. Must be super nice ha kak rima? Never tasted a chocolate tart before. Carik coklet carik coklet!

KG said...

pengsan...was looking at a recipe ie choc tart in latest donna hay jgak!must do this dah terliurq!

Ribbon and Circus said...

omg.. they look super rich and very2 chocolaty.. Dark chocs.. I only eat them when the red flag cames up hehe so tunggu bulan mengambang baru buat hehe

and cantik deco.. cam kedai bikin lah.. bukak cafe lah kak rima so I can come :)

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

This is simply look tempting!

Kongkang Malaya said...

Kak Rima,
Oh me goodness! They look so ohhh yummeh la! All shiny!

I only have my choc attack now and then (am not that into choc) but when I do have it, will muster my courage to try to do this!

Nuridah said...

Assalamualaikum Rima cayang,

waduh2 enak banget nie...akak telan air liur nie....super delicious...must give a try one day...hehehe...happy weekend dear!!

Unknown said...

Oh my Kak Rima...this is simply good looking photos and choc tart ever! Will try to make it one day. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Have a good weekends by the way. :)

Unknown said...

kak rima, nak tanya, what cream to use? sour cream ke?

Ayam said...

Salam Rima......nampak sangat mahal la....cute dan sabar nak cuba dengan resepi rima..arghhh mesti sedap giler.

Ayu said...

Assalam Rima,
wahhhhh chocolate tart!!!!!!
confirm sedappppp ni..masuk list lah ni..paham2 ajelah kan..kalau chocolate2 ...heheh..macm kat hotel tau your choco tart ..ada class!!

Love2cook Malaysia said...

1st word...GORGEOUS!

2nd word...YUMMILICIOUS!

3rd word...FANTABULOUS!!! ^_^

Nur-nba said...

Salam.. Kak Rima, mengancam habis choco tart nih.. :)

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

That's a tart to die for!

Nicoletta Palmas said...

I have just found your be honest I'm speechless!!!!! I don't know what to say...amazing is not enough! WOW.....You have a new follower today!

Rima said...

Ty Torviewtoronto.. hope all is well on ur side!

Rima said...

u shud.. lemme know how it turn out ok.. good luck and happy baking dear!

Rima said...

hahaha kit kat pun kit kat lahhh.. janji chocolate.. harus lah pakai good chocolate but if u cant find it.. just use dark chocolate.. that will be ok too

Rima said...

if no time.. prepare the pastry first lah.. balik work boleh buat the chocolate mixture. sauce and also the chocolate glacage.. esok pagi boleh ngap hehe

Rima said...

muahaha if bukak kedai kek wait i no chance to travel travel.. nanti sonia dah primary one boleh think abt it cos by then tak leh ponteng ponteng.. adoiii talking abt ponteng.. tak lama lagi sonia ponteng again :op

Rima said...

Bake it! bake it! bake it! hehehe

Rima said...

me too but sekali sekala tu bila craving mendatang.. i hv got to bake something oh so so sinful baru puasa hati ku.. dapat makan half pun kira dah fixed my chocolate craving :o)

Rima said...

yes yes.. harus lah try and bake it.. lepas tu relax one corner and eat pelan pelan.. harus share ok or else tak boleh terabis..

Rima said...

no worries.. benda baik harus lah share.. baru boleh semua orang menikmati nye.. :op

Rima said...

i used double cream..

Rima said...

If beli kat luar tu sure mahal lah but tak tahu aper chocolate they use.. if buat sendiri u get the best there is and then u can still share it with ur loved ones..

Rima said...

w'salam.. alahhh where got like hotel one.. not super perfect but kan alhamdullilah.. my hubs took to work and they said i shud get a medal for doing that tart.. so kira sedap lah kannn.. i am pretty sure ur family will love it.. bake it ok!

Rima said...

alamakkkk got three words pulak.. 4th word.. THANK YOU! hehehe

Rima said...

Nur Nba
hehe ty.. mengancam lagi if dapat makan :op

Rima said...

hehe mati hidup semula kwang kwang kwang.. nak pi timbang badan lahhh hahaha

Rima said...

awww ty.. hope u are here to stay..

Aymy With L♥ve said...

Menikmati gambar sambil teguk air liur... Indeed tempting... Tunggu angka penimbang turun sket, baru boleh cuba... :)

Trying To Be Muslim.. said...

Kak Rima......looks yummy..and I am drooling over I sound familiar???..hahahaha....rindu la...lama x jenjalan blog....
May eveything goes ok for ya...:)

Hesti HH. said...

Whoaaaaa...your tart look so delicious kak Rima. Can't resist! sungguh menggoda kejadiannya...

Cantiknyapurple said...

Bagi yang sedang berpuasa, memang perlu tabah & kuatkan iman. hehe.. Oh cross section tart tu sungguh kejam :D

Yat Maria said...


apsal la u menggoda we all ngan sinfully delicioso stuff..absolutely sinfully awesome! this one sure I tak mampu nak buat, just look at those chocs..shiny2 ishhh leh ngigau ai...pi open bakery arr babe

Rima said...

Alahhh just bake ajer.. If u takut termakan more than 3 spoonful.. Tell urself.. Every spoonful is 5kg hahaha

Rima said...

It's ok.. Tak jalan tak per.. Janji Dekat dihati hehehe.. Am ok.. Trying not to eat too much.. Takut tumit Sakit lagi!

Rima said...

U know what yesterday I went thru ur blog.. Tertiba macam mau buat apam mekar!

Rima said...

Ahem.. Sorry sorryyy.. Dah bake belum? Ahaks!

Rima said...

Nanti lah.. If I travel enough .. I will.. Ceeehhhh.. Macam betul ajer.. Harus bake more to travel.. Harus bake more to open up a cafe .. Bila nak game ni.. Umur dah makin senja hahahaa

~xinfang~ said...

Lovely! Woud like to try it myself.
Hi, I would like to know where can I get the valrhona cocoa powder/ dark chocolate 55%? Thank you.

Rima said...

u can get it fm fine food in kl but they sell it in 3kgs.. u can order valrhona cocoa powder fm my store tho.. tks!

Carolina Puente said...

Hellow! :D I wanna know if you can freeze these tarts for a week and then use them, And if you can, which would be the process of defrost. THANKS!

Rima said...

Hi Carolina
i had it in my fridge for a couple of days and just let it stand at room temp for a bit bef i serve em... dont know how it is if u placed it in ur freezer..

Unknown said...

Hi! i absolutely love your page! Everything is just so lovely and delicious!! Def. a new fan of yours! I want to try making your aria tarts but wanted to know where i can purchase the tart pans or rings??? Thanks! A new from all the way from Guam!

Rima said...

Hi Lydine
I think this one the pan i got it fm Sun Lik... a local bakery store in singapore...

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Hi.. I am a SAHM to 2 kiddoes..19yr old boy n 2 year old girl.. met my Austrian hubby here in Singapore and hv been living here all my life... my love for baking started when i was 6mths preggie to my daughter, Sonia... my addiction to baking has not stop eversince.. I hope to learn as much as i can abt baking and decorating and then share it with u along the way..